A FRENCH LOFT WITH STUNNING PARIS ROOFTOP VIEW

There is a lot to like about this spacious two bedroom loft but my two favorite things are the high windows and the stunning view over the rooftops of Paris. The interior has been designed by . The architectural point was to preserve the basic structure of the place by emphasizing the concrete in some places and playing on these darker shades of gray.

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A BEAUTIFUL NEW ENGLAND INSPIRED HOME IN MAINE, USA

This beautiful New England inspired house in Maine, USA, is the home of sculptor Anthony Esteves and his wife and son. The traditional technique shou sugi and a self-made Japanese-style fermented paint made out of soot has been used for the black exterior of the building. The place is small (55m2 / 600 square feet) and the interior is modest yet cosy. There is just something special about the simple aesthetic that is warm and soothing.

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A BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT (FOR SALE) IN AMSTERDAM

This beautifully decorated two bedroom home (101 m²) in Amsterdam is for sale. The recently renovated apartment is located on the ground floor on one of the most beautiful places of the Jordaan at the crossing of two canals: de Lijnbaansgracht en de Egelantiersgracht. The location is quiet, but is within walking distance of the Westermarkt, the Dam and the 9 streets. Interested? More information can be found . I like the LOVE cushion in the 3rd images. (from the same brand but in a different fabric) are in two color options and are now available with a 25% discount. A question from a reader: does anyone know the name of the blue & white plate in the 5th image? It looks like a vintage French plate.

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A MIX OF TRADITION & MODERN AESTHETICS ON PAROS

This beautiful home is situated on Paros, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. The house has some striking features, the stunning sea and harbour view being the most obvious one. But there is also the natural color and material palette which is simple yet warm. Greek studio is responsible for the design. Their aim was to ensure the simplicity of the region’s architecture and respect the historical and environmental context of the building and its surroundings. Beige cement mortar has been used on the walls and floors which combines beautifully with the timber furnishings and doors. The result is a warm and calming atmosphere throughout the entire home.

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FRENCH INSPIRED SILK COLLECTION BY & OTHER STORIES

& Other Stories has a luxurious collection of silk robes and pyjamas. These make great gifts! I especially like that gorgeous (above).

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A MODERN SHAKER KITCHEN IN AN OLD UK CATTLE SHED

Today’s post features a kitchen made and designed by UK kitchen & furniture manufacturer . The kitchen is stunning but what about that beautiful building which used to be an old cattle shed in North Norlfolk, UK! deVOL about this kitchen: “This deVOL Shaker Kitchen is on a big scale, yet it still seems to feel comfortable and homely and has the clever ability to feel both industrial and a little bit country chic. The big extraction unit sits perfectly next to the very domesticated Smeg Victoria range cooker and the grand brass pot filler. It’s the mix of concrete floors, brick walls and soft tones in the wooden worktops and copper sink that make this kitchen such a clever combination. We absolutely love the original artworks that were propped up around the room, these huge landscapes really added to the feeling of being in the wilds near the sea.”

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: THE SOCKET TABLE LAMP BY MENU

When looking at these beautiful images from I immediately noticed that gorgeous table lamp. I love the simple yet stylish design. The lamp, designed by Menu, is a weighty, heavy lamp cast from brass and is designed to sit on a desk, shelf or a nook in the home that needs to be lit. As you can see it is also perfect to be used as a bed side lamp! The Socket Occasional Lamp represents part of a study exploring the boundaries between minimalist sculpture and practical everyday objects by Danish design duo Norm Architects. It is available .

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